“ANRE” mustn’t be subject to political pressures” is one of conclusions of the report made public by the Romanian Academic Society (SAR). The document emphasizes the need for immediate action both from the government’s side and also from the Romanian Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE).
Regarding the must awaited measures from the government, the SAR report underlines the need to repeal several government ordinances, to commit not to change presidents mid-term except in case the annual reports are rejected, to amend energy laws to make appointments of ANRE’s management, to refrain from informal pressures on the regulator and also, the cabinet must use its statutory powers to enforce good governance practices in ANRE.
The report also makes some suggestions for the ANRE. The SAR officials say that it needs to introduce and enforce an ethics code to supplement legislation, to ensure external financial and process audits, to report on actual regulatory performance and quality.
The SAR report can be read here.